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Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat

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TomHanlon

Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2010, 12:50:13 pm »
Ron, any update on the status of your new chair? I am hoping to see some of your great pictures of the change over to the new chair.  ;)

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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2010, 02:05:55 pm »
I have tried a few times (not trying be be pesty) contacting Pauls Seating, but got no return emails and no return calls.  I wonder if they are in shut down or something.  I never gave them any money so I am not worried, but still I want a 3rd captain seat.  The last I talked with Paul, he said they had to back-order my particular color material, the gray.

I will try later this week again.
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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2010, 07:21:25 pm »
I kicked up to being pesty and I still could not reach Pauls Seating.  I then emailed Kermit and asked if Pauls Seating was in a shut down mode or gone out of business.  Nope, they are up and running.  Kermit was kind enough to ask Paul to work with me.  Suddenly I've reached Paul again.  Thanks Kermit!

Paul was not able to get hold of the exact same color gray leather and vinyl material to make me a duplicate 3rd seat.  He got hold of a gray color he calls "Close", so he is mailing us a swatch to compre and see if it's close enough.  I should have the swatch Monday, make a quick decision to go gray or go with the green like we have now with the barrel chair it will replace.

I'll keep all updated as it unfolds.
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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2010, 01:33:24 pm »
Paul emailed me today.  They found the exact Morning Mist Gray leather used in my 2007 PC, sitting on a shelf in their stock room,
heartshower Yahoo!!!! heartshower

The seat is being made today, shipped ASAP through Phoenix USA.
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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2010, 02:35:57 pm »
Yahoo and Merry Christmas!

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TomHanlon

Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2010, 04:42:43 pm »
Yea! Just in time for Christmas. Be use to take pictures and post them for us that might want to follow your lead once again.

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pyrthkr

Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2010, 04:56:03 pm »
Congratulations Ron!  I'm sure you'll love it!
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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2010, 05:35:25 pm »
Thanks All.  The seat will be placed under the Christmas tree.  And YES, I will take pictures, before, during, and after installation for all to see if it is worth consideration for your own PC.

Tom, I wanted to say, per your comments, I bought one of those antenna digital booster thingies that attach to the underside of the Winegard antenna.  It cost me $30, cheap enough to see if it helps.  I do wonder how it attaches to the underside of the antenna as the antenna feet will be in the way of mounting it flush.  I will find out soon enough.
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TomHanlon

Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2010, 05:56:14 pm »
Ron, the rubber feet on the antenna pop off and this new part fits underneath the base, the new screws pop in the old holes. Takes about 5 minutes. It might even stop you rattling.

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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2010, 10:42:48 am »
Thanks Tom for the clarity!
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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2010, 02:01:24 pm »
This waiting goes on and on, doesn't it?  My updates are boring, even to me....until now.

Well Phoenix USA has come to the rescue.  Pauls Seating dropped off the seat at Phoenix USA, and has been shipped from there.  I have a tracking number and all.  Carol at Phoenix says it should arrive tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.

Yippie!
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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2010, 01:45:44 pm »
It Came, It's Here!

The color and style is a perfect match to my front seats with exception to the arm rests.  The originals have one horizontal stitched seam on the outward facing surface.  The new one has two curved vertical seams.  I don't think people will notice unless they happen to see them together.  An added feature is that the new seat has adjustable lumbar support.

I will take pictures of everything before, during, and after installation so you have a real good idea of what to expect if considering this for yourself.  I hope to install and post pics before New Years.

Merry Christmas!
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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2010, 12:34:24 am »
Cost of seat from Pauls Seating:  $375 with both armrests ($365 if no arm rests), $106 shipping.
Here is the seat and the carton it came in.  The color is a perfect match to my front seats.
The lower skirts are folded up with shrink wrap to protect them, removed once installed.
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Here is the arm rest with vertical curved stitching.  My other seats have one horizontal seam.
Note the lumbar support adjustment.
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Here is the 8" side-to-side seat track.  I understand, if you buy a used seat that was installed in the front, you would have 11".  You'd have to drill new holes and mount the tracks closer together to fit on the pedistal.
The seat adjustment is only front to back.  I understand the swivel adjustment is on the pedistal.
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Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2010, 09:53:07 am »
Wow ... that definitely is a very nice seat and well worth waiting for...Enjoy

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TomHanlon

Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2010, 11:14:09 am »
Ron, I am holding my breath for part 2. No pressure.

My front seats did not come with a lumbar support system. Is the lumbar support something you added for this seat or do your front seats also have it?

You do know you are getting me in trouble with my wife. "How much can you add to this motorhome?" she said.   >( roflol